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Australian Health Performance Framework: PI 3.4.2–Life expectancy, 2019

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termAHPF PI 3.4.2–Life expectancy, 2019
METeOR identifier:Help on this term715309
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 09/04/2020
Description:Help on this term

The average number of years a person could expect to live if they experienced the age/sex specific death rates that applied at their birth throughout their lifetime.

Indicator set:Help on this termAustralian Health Performance Framework, 2019 Health, Standard 09/04/2020

Collection and usage attributes

Computation description:Help on this term

Life expectancy for total population is calculated for a rolling 3-year period and reported annually.

Life expectancy for Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations is calculated for a rolling 3-year period and reported every 5 years.

Presented as:

  • number of years
  • difference between Indigenous and non-Indigenous life expectancies at birth
  • difference between male and female life expectancies at birth (total population).
Computation:Help on this term

Calculated by direct estimation of life expectancy for all Australians, Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians using the average number of deaths in the 3-year period and the estimated resident population at the mid-point of that period.

Numerator:Help on this term

The indicator does not have a numerator or denominator. The average number of years a person could expect to live from the day they are born if they experienced mortality rates at each age that are currently experienced by the relevant population.

Numerator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetData Element

Number of years of life expectancy at birth


Data Source
ABS Life Tables
Guide for use

Data source type: Census based and administrative by-product data


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Number of years of life expectancy at birth.


Data Source
ABS Life Tables for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians
Guide for use

Data source type: Census based and administrative by-product data


Disaggregation:Help on this term

2000–2002 to 2015–2017—Nationally, by sex.

2005–2007 to 2015–2017—State and territory, by sex.

2011–2013 to 2015–2017—Primary Health Network (PHN), by sex.

Greater Capital City Statistical Area (GCCSA), by sex (not reported).

Statistical Area Level 4 (SA4) by sex (not reported).

2005–2007, 2010–2012, 2015–17—Nationally, by Indigenous status and sex.

2005–2007, 2010–2012, 2015–17—State and territory, by Indigenous status and sex.

2015–2017—Nationally, by sex and remoteness area (Major Cities, Inner Regional and Outer Regional combined, Remote and Very Remote combined).

Estimates of life expectancy at birth by Indigenous status and state/territory are based on data from 4 jurisdictions for which the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander deaths is considered acceptable for reliable estimates – New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory.

Disaggregation data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetPerson—area of usual residence, statistical area level 2 (SA2) code (ASGS 2016) N(9)
Data Source
ABS Life Tables
Guide for use

Data source type: Census based and administrative by-product data
Used for disaggregation by state/territory, PHN, GCCA, SA4 and remoteness


Data Element / Data SetPerson—sex, code X
Data Source
ABS Life Tables
Guide for use

Data source type: Census based and administrative by-product data


Data Element / Data SetPerson—Indigenous status, code N
Data Source
ABS Life Tables for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians
Guide for use

Data source type: Census based and administrative by-product data


Comments:Help on this term

Most recent data available for 2019 Australian Health Performance Framework reporting: 2015–17.

Indigenous estimates of life expectancy are not produced for Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania or the Australian Capital Territory due to the small number of Indigenous deaths reported in these jurisdictions.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termMean (average)
Data type:Help on this termReal
Unit of measure:Help on this termTime (e.g. days, hours)
Format:Help on this term

NN.N

Indicator conceptual framework

Framework and dimensions:Help on this term4. Deaths

Data source attributes

Data sources:Help on this term
Data SourceABS Life Tables
Frequency
Annual
Data custodian
Australian Bureau of Statistics

Data SourceABS Life Tables for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians
Data custodian

Australian Bureau of Statistics


Accountability attributes

Reporting requirements:Help on this term

Australian Health Performance Framework

Organisation responsible for providing data:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

See also Australian Health Performance Framework: PI 2.1.6–Potentially avoidable deaths, 2019 Health, Standard 09/04/2020

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 06–Life expectancy, 2020 Health, Standard 13/03/2020

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 06–Life expectancy, 2021 Health, Standard 03/07/2020

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